TBN: sharing Word to world

The Lord blessed and God opened the door to share on TRINITY BROADCAST NETWORK’s – “Praise the Lord” television show on January 21, 2014 that literally airs around the globe. Today, TBN is the third largest television of any in the world and first among Christian programming. They reach over 100 nations via 80 sattelites and in 200 million households. Their motto for years has been “Coast to coast and around the world.”

Twenty years ago while sitting in a condo on the beach in Florida our vacation was hampered with pouring rain. I was stuck inside and while flipping through the television with remote I stumbled across TBN’s Praise the Lord show. I recall then and there thinking, “Lord, if its your will I would love to sit on that couch and share the Gospel one day.” God still saves and answers prayers and what a treat it was to lift UP Jesus!

My dear friend, Pastor Frank Santora was the host and God is using him powerfully and he pastors FAITH CHURCH in Milford, CT and a campus on NYC! We have been friends for over 15 years and I have been blessed to preach at his church multiple times and they are one of the fastest growing churches in that non-Bible belt located in the north-east corridor. On January 11, 2014 I was preaching at a Men’s Conference in Hagerstown, MD at Paramount Baptist in the morning and spoke at a Youth Event that night for their church and was in my hotel getting ready for bed that Saturday night to preach in the morning at their main worship service. Pastor Frank contacted me at 10PM and asked if I could be in New York City in less than 48 hours to tape as a guest on the show! It rained in Florida years ago when I prayed and I was mindful more than ever in that hotel in Maryland now en route to NYC that God REIGNS all the time!

After the intro, I was blessed to come on the 25 minute mark and a NFL Coach from NY Jets was on right before. We were blessed to receive hundreds of comments from folks from across America and emails from Africa and other spots. TBN on their facebook page put a picture of us from the show and in one day it got over 750 likes, 40 comments and 90 shares. They really do have a world-wide IMPACT and to God be the glory. What an honor it was to share God’s Word with the world and its always time to PRAISE THE LORD!

* Frank is on @ 25 minute mark


About the Author:

Part author, comedian & visionary but FULL communicator of Biblical Truth, Frank Shelton travels the globe pointing people to a personal relationship with Jesus. He shares HUMOR, celebrity impressions and powerful life stories that Exalt the Savior, Encourage the Saints and Evangelizes the Sinner desiring to build God's Kingdom not his. Frank has a God given gift to "dial in" to those disconnected from God and hung up in life. He is an evangelist and encourager and ideal for students, singles and Sunday services speaking over 200 dates per year at various venues. Three times he has addressed audiences over 100,000 but just as content preaching in the country church but his passion is going after ONE more soul before its eternally too late.


  1. Tom Thayer January 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Frankie, great job on the TBN show. Stepping stones, Stepping stones. May the precious Holy Spirit bless you greatly as you go forth winning souls. Maranatha (The Lord Cometh)

  2. Ron January 24, 2014 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Keep on keeping on! You’re fighting a good fight and your “team” (the Trinity) is WINNING! It’s -9 degrees and “sunny” in Pa. this morning! Imagine ‘sun’ without ‘heat’ or ‘warmth’! Only in ‘sunny’ SW PA.!

  3. Linda Albritton January 24, 2014 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Matt and I are in Florida for his Programs and you were on the hotel TV! It truly ministered to us. Love your sincere heart for Jesus!

  4. Carol Neely January 24, 2014 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Saw you last nite on TBN, what a great job. So proud of one of our own, from our hood, becoming so successful. Only God. We love you Frankie, praying God Bless you with many more opportunities to preach for His Glory. But how did you get to the White House???

  5. Pastor Rich January 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Hey Buddy you looked great Tues night. The one liners were great. Please let me know when you are back in town so i can take you out for Dinner while in CT or NY. Be blessed

  6. Michael Surles January 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    You are in the midst of something great my brother

  7. Ronnie Cox January 24, 2014 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    God honored all of US by allowing YOU to stand up for Jesus ” in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation”, (Phil.2:15b), beaming out the light of the gospel like a lighthouse! Thank GOD and thank YOU!

  8. Pastor Al January 24, 2014 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Awesome job “reporting for duty” on TBN. That was as clear of a Gospel message as I have ever heard. You are truly gifted my friend. You preached about TEN sermons “FS” style in that interview and most preachers would have been spitting and sputtering just trying to tell their name or about their book. Blessings from GA! Very proud to call you friend and brother. Love ya man

  9. Phil K January 24, 2014 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Frank, God spoke through you this week @ TBN and I was truly encouraged to be a better Christian and a better witness. I’m so grateful our paths crossed almost 20 years ago at GWU–God Bless!

  10. Debra Madden January 24, 2014 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Just saw TBN great show great MSG. Great man of God. Made me think about how far I have gotten from sharing Jesus with others . I wish no one had to go to Hell.

  11. Cindy B January 24, 2014 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    AWESOME job on TBN tonight!! We were blessed by your words of wisdom! So proud to call you friend!

  12. Mrs Barnes January 24, 2014 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    I’m Terry’s mom…loved your Christ centered message and mimic of Billy Graham!

  13. Lori C January 24, 2014 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Channel surfing tonight in NC and found my old college buddy Funny Man Frank Shelton preaching on TBN! Totally uplifting!

  14. Sarah P January 24, 2014 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Praise the Lord, awesome job Frank! May God continue to bless you, your ministry, and your family. He does work all things for good for those who believe!

  15. Rev M Remy January 24, 2014 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    watching you now Frank Shelton God is proud of you brother and GWU is in the house and Jesus is in the house

  16. Dina Melton January 24, 2014 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Frank, we watched you from VA and LOVED IT!!!!

  17. Pastor Dave January 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Great Job Bro. Frank….Super excited for your visit with us this spring in Midlothian TX.

  18. Dona Harris January 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    We were blessed and encouraged watching you.. We know the Lord will bless his word and his faithful servant

  19. Becky Sturba January 24, 2014 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    I watched it on my iPhone! Thanks for posting the link! You were awesome!! Your segment was very inspiring to me!

  20. Diane Glenn January 24, 2014 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much for the link. Enjoyed seeing you preach the Truth. May God continue to bless you & your ministry

  21. Pastor Brown January 24, 2014 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Man of God, you were a tremendous blessing on TBN! Near about everything you said was “tweetable” #KingdomPlaymaker

  22. Pastor Marvin Harris January 24, 2014 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Frank, I was so proud of you on TBN. When you did Billy Graham the crowd went wild! You have such a gift and I wouldnt be surprised if you get to host your own show one day. We love you and you did super last week preaching for me in Maryland. Love you

  23. Amy O January 24, 2014 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    What an amazing blessing you were on the TBN taping! God-affirming words from you, for sure! Thank you for your obedience, and blessed to be touched by the anointing and wisdom on your life and ministry! The best is yet to come! Here’s to exalting the King of Kings, Forever and Ever! And, Here’s to moving forward in hope and looking up with gratitude, Forever and Ever….we are all called prophets unto the nations! Thanks for affirming the charge! God Bless you! Praying for your ministry, your beloveds, and your two fold recompense for former troubles. We got to get you back to NY to preach for us one weekend.

  24. Pastor Darrel January 24, 2014 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Great job brother. You do a great Billy Graham!! Call me when you are back in the big “D”

  25. William Chris Shelton January 24, 2014 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    REALLY great job Frank! So proud to call you my Virginia cousin and Christian brother, and blessed a truly great didn’t consider himself too big to stop and bless a small ministry in NE Arkansas! God bless you and your ministry!

  26. Trisha N January 24, 2014 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Evangelist Shelton – I saw your interview on TBN this week!!!!! Sooooooooooo identify with your PASSIONATE love for JESUS!!!!:) We serve an awesome Triune God!!!!!!

    Would love to purchase your new book CARRYING GREATNESS when it comes out! Our ministry here in Melbourne, FL is one of encouragement and reaching the lost like you. Thanks so much for your time and for showing the world how AWESOME Jesus is!!!!

    Staying AMAZED by His GRACE,


  27. Elder D.W. Clark January 24, 2014 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Pastor/Evangelist Shelton – I was so excited after catching your testimony on TBN when it aired. I just had to call your office and spoke with your secretary (I believe your mother, Sharon).

    I just had to tell her that you are absolutely ANOINTED! Brother, God has both Hands on you and you exude Jesus. It has been a long time since I have seen someone preach with such passion and POWER like I did that night catching you.

    The Lord spoke to my spirit and you are going to touch the world for Jesus Christ. God bless you and thank you for speaking life into me. I pray we can bring you to south east Florida soon. Be blessed

  28. Pastor Cornel January 24, 2014 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Amazing message Frank Shelton…we pray God continue to use you for His Glory…..and we are still talking about your ministry when you came to preach here in Phoenix, AZ at our two churches. Hope to have you come back and possibly Romania in future. We love you!

  29. Darice C January 24, 2014 at 9:38 pm - Reply


  30. Tammy Morris January 24, 2014 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    You were AWESOME @ TBN!! Keep up the great work. Jesus is so evident in your life

  31. Ginger January 24, 2014 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    We caught your testimony when it aired this week on TBN! It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!

    PLEASE! IF YOU Ever come to Portland, Oregon, please let us know! I would LOVE to hear you again! Terrific!

  32. A Rose February 4, 2014 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    I absolutely LOVE hearing my friend Frank Shelton speak! Take a few minutes and listen to him speak here! Love this quote – “When you are blessed, do your best and God does the rest!” God bless you Frank!

  33. G Latimer February 4, 2014 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Frank Shelton is serving Christ and going into “all the world” to tell of Jesus and His love for all! I am grateful for those who give their all for the great Commission. Friends, the world needs hope and we have it to share with them because of a loving Savior! Don’t be ashamed, share our gifts !

  34. Dale February 4, 2014 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    POWERFUL BROTHER!! Proud of you

  35. Stevie February 4, 2014 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    So excited about the doors our Heavenly Father is opening for you, bro! He is constantly affirming and confirming that you’re heading in the right direction!!!

  36. Lori February 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Awesome job Frank! God is using you to be a light to so many lost… I keep you and your family in my prayers daily.

  37. B Massagee February 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Anointed! Than you for being so willing to allow our Lord Jesus use you so mightily for His Glory!!!

  38. Dakota C February 4, 2014 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Awesome my brother you are a blessing …love ya and hope to see ya soon at Tabernacle of Praise Church in Calhoun, GA. We love you down here!

  39. R.C. February 4, 2014 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Frank God continues to use you for His Grace and Glory. Keep spreading the word, love you buddy.

  40. L Thomas February 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    I seen you on TBN. You do a great impersonation of Billy Graham. May The Lord continue to work mightily through you in His kingdom

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